embargo

Definition

A government prohibition against the shipment of certain products to a particular country for economic or political reasons.

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They had a trade embargo against the other country, so there were no more dealings between them for a long time.

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Cuba has been under an embargo from the USA for many years. In order for goods to flow again Cuba must ensure that it is not a threat to the USA.

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In past years, the embargo on Cuba prevented the country from being able to take advantage of upswings in the global economy. With the recent changes in the US stance towards Cuba, that could change soon.

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